Letter: Atoning Tories

Tristan Garel-Jones ("Don't fight Labour on the constitution", 4 May) displays an arrogance typical of the Conservative Party when he says the party owes it to the country to make the Tories electable again. The only thing the party owes to the country is apologies for the devastation it has caused. The disadvantage of this is the possible rise of a fanatic who could lead the party to its destruction; then again that would probably be a good thing.

Alan Dickson

Hemel Hempstead, Herts